AMANA, Iowa- The fourth annual Wurst Festival will be held in the historical Amana Colonies on June 16, 2018. Named the Best New Event by the Iowa Tourism Commission in 2015, Wurst Festival is a one day event with the gates opening at 11am at the Market Barn area in the center of the village of Amana.

AMANA, Iowa- If you love to eat and drink the Amana Colonies have the perfect event for you. This April the Colonies will present “Take a Bite: A Three Day Food Festival” from April 20th through April 22nd. 

AMANA, Iowa- Break out your winter coat and join us for Winterfest in the historic Amana Colonies. There is an authentic experience waiting for all ages during this seasonal celebration; music, winter games and FUN!

RUG WEAVING CLASS: Come experience the joy of weaving your very own colorful rag rug on a loom. The class includes designing and preparing materials, weaving and finishing. The rug could be useful in your home or it might make a great gift. This activity will be held in the weaving studio located at the Amana Arts Guild Center in High Amana on Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:30 beginning January 25th  and continue for 5 sessions. Enrollment is limited.

Dates: December 2, from 10am-4pm

            December 3, from 1pm-5pm

$10 per person

Tickets are on sale starting November 15th at the Amana Colonies Visitor’s Center and at the Amana Arts Guild and will also be available at each home on the days of the event.  The $10 cost is for the entire tour.  Children under 12 free.

AMANA, Iowa- Tannenbaum Forest in the Historic Amana Colonies is back. There is an authentic experience waiting for all ages during this holiday celebration, music, holiday goodies and FUN!

AMANA, Iowa- Dust off your Dirndl and Lederhosen and join us to celebrate the 52nd anniversary of Oktoberfest in the historic Amana Colonies. There’s an authentic experience waiting for all ages during this traditional German Celebration. German Food, Music and FUN!

The TV show American Pickers will be heading to Iowa late September/mid October. They are looking for large private collections for the guys to dig through.

People with collections that are interested should reach out to the American Pickers by phone at 1-855-OLD-RUST (653-7878), or  email is

Amana RV Park, August 25-27, 2017 

A festival of and about WOOD!   Woodcrafters of all types from throughout the Midwest;  ongoing demonstrations, shop for furniture, home and garden décor, toys, bowls, carvings, tools and more. 

Handcrafted wood items, tools and equipment, demonstrations and sales, come, shop, browse, learn from and visit with regional and national woodcrafters and wood product vendors.

Throwback Saturday features over 80 Model A Vehicles

AMANA, Iowa- Throwback Saturday is set for August 19, 2017 in the Amana Colonies and will feature over 80 Model A Vehicles as part of the festivities.  An entire street will be temporarily closed for part of the day as the Model A cars and trucks take over that section of the village.  The cars will be on display from approximately 10am to 3pm.